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Occupation
  
Actress

Height
  
1.73 m

Role
  
Actress


Name
  
Lynn Collins

Years active
  
1999–present

Nationality
  
American

Lynn Collins wearing an orange dress

Full Name
  
Viola Lynn Collins

Born
  
May 16, 1977 (age 46) (
1977-05-16
)
Houston, Texas, U.S.

Education
  
Juilliard School (B.F.A. 1999)

Spouse
  
Matthew Boyle (m. 2014), Steven Strait (m. 2007–2013)

Nominations
  
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female

Movies and TV shows
  
Similar People
  
Taylor Kitsch, Steven Strait, Samantha Morton, Andrew Stanton, Willem Dafoe

Profiles

Viola Lynn Collins (born May 16 1977) is an American actress. She has made television appearances in True Blood and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and is recognized for her roles in films such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine and John Carter.

Contents

Lynn Collins wearing a green see-through sleeveless shirt

'John Carter' Lynn Collins Interview HD


Britcents and Camera Dancing with Lynn Collins


Youth and education

Lynn Collins at the premiere of "Ten Year", Toronto Film Festival 2011

Born Viola Lynn Collins, reported variously in May or June 1977, Collins is from Houston, Texas, and has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. She has also claimed Cherokee ancestry, referring to herself as "Irish and Cherokee". She spent her formative years in Singapore, with "summers in Japan where her parents were getting their fourth and fifth and sixth dan in Shitō-ryū ... Okinawa-style karate". During a childhood Christmas pageant in which she played Mrs. Claus, Collins discovered her love for acting.

Lynn Collins wearing a red sleeveless dress (a portrait photo)

She attended Singapore American School and Klein High School in Texas. She graduated from the Juilliard School's Drama Division (Group 28: 1995–1999) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Career

Lynn Collins wearing a black and white sleeveless shirt

Collins made her television debut in 1999, in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and went on to star onstage as Ophelia opposite Liev Schreiber in Hamlet, followed by a turn as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. After bit parts that included a stint on the show Haunted and roles in the movies Down with Love, 50 First Dates and 13 Going on 30, she gained notice playing Portia in the film The Merchant of Venice, starring opposite Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes and Jeremy Irons.

Lynn Collins wearing a black sleeveless shirt

She furthered her profile in 2008 when she was cast as Jason Stackhouse's girlfriend dawn Green in the first season of the HBO vampire series True Blood, and through a featured role as the hero's love interest in the 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine opposite Hugh Jackman. Her first leading film role came in 2012 when she was cast as the headstrong Martian princess Dejah Thoris in John Carter.

Personal life

Lynn Collins wearing an orange dress

Collins married then 21-year-old actor Steven Strait on December 23, 2007 after a four-year relationship. Collins and Strait separated in 2013.

Lynn Collins wearing a black sleeveless dress

She married musician Matthew Boyle in November 2014. They have one child, Asher Hendrix Boyle.

Collins was raised in a "very, very religious" family of Southern Baptists, and has since explored several religious faiths, describing herself as a "pretty spiritual person."

Filmography

Actress
-
Someone Like You (post-production) as
Louise Quinn
-
James the Second (completed) as
Cara Bucke
2022
Cowboy Drifter as
Candace
2021
The Walking Dead (TV Series) as
Leah
- Acts of God (2022) - Leah
- Trust (2022) - Leah
- The Rotten Core (2022) - Leah
- Warlords (2022) - Leah (credit only)
- The Lucky Ones (2022) - Leah (credit only)
- Rogue Element (2022) - Leah (credit only)
- New Haunts (2022) - Leah (credit only)
- No Other Way (2022) - Leah
- For Blood (2021) - Leah
- Promises Broken (2021) - Leah
- On the Inside (2021) - Leah
- Out of the Ashes (2021) - Leah (credit only)
- Rendition (2021) - Leah
- Find Me (2021) - Leah
2020
Bosch (TV Series) as
Alicia Kent
- The Overlook (2020) - Alicia Kent
- Some Measure of Justice (2020) - Alicia Kent
- Copy Cat (2020) - Alicia Kent
- Hard Feelings (2020) - Alicia Kent
- The Ace Hotel (2020) - Alicia Kent
- Money, Honey (2020) - Alicia Kent
- Part of the Deal (2020) - Alicia Kent
- Good People on Both Sides (2020) - Alicia Kent
2019
Rim of the World as
Major Collins
2019
The Fix (TV Series) as
Dr. Carys Daly
- Lie to Me (2019) - Dr. Carys Daly
- The Wire (2019) - Dr. Carys Daly
2019
Beneath Us as
Liz Rhodes
2018
The Mission (TV Movie) as
Oriana Cloverfield
2018
Dead Women Walking as
Celine
2017
Manhunt (TV Series) as
Natalie
- USA vs. Theodore J. Kaczynski (2017) - Natalie
- Lincoln (2017) - Natalie (voice, uncredited)
- Abri (2017) - Natalie
- Publish or Perish (2017) - Natalie
- Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (2017) - Natalie
- Pure Wudder (2017) - Natalie
- UNABOM (2017) - Natalie
2016
Poor Richard's Almanack (TV Movie) as
Julia
2016
The Hollow Point as
Marla
2015
A Mother Betrayed (TV Movie) as
Monica
2015
Lost in the Sun as
Mary
2014
Covert Affairs (TV Series) as
Olga Akarova
- She Believes (2014) - Olga Akarova
- Starlings of the Slipstream (2014) - Olga Akarova
- Trigger Cut (2014) - Olga Akarova
2014
HitRECord on TV (TV Series) as
Employee (segment "Customer Service")
- RE: Fantasy (2014) - Employee (segment "Customer Service")
2013
Occult (TV Movie) as
Blair
2013
Elementary (TV Series) as
Tanya Barrett
- Solve for X (2013) - Tanya Barrett
2012
Unconditional as
Samantha Crawford
2012
John Carter as
Dejah Thoris
2011
10 Years as
Anna
2011
Angels Crest as
Cindy
2009
Blood Creek as
Barb
2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine as
Kayla Silverfox
2009
City Island as
Vince's Bombshell Girlfriend
2008
Eavesdrop as
Tallulah
2008
True Blood (TV Series) as
Dawn Green
- You'll Be the Death of Me (2008) - Dawn Green
- Escape from Dragon House (2008) - Dawn Green
- Mine (2008) - Dawn Green
- The First Taste (2008) - Dawn Green
- Original Pilot (2008) - Dawn Green
- Strange Love (2008) - Dawn Green
2008
Uncertainty as
Kate Montero
2008
Life in Flight as
Kate
2007
Towelhead as
Thena Panos
2007
Numb as
Sara Harrison
2007
The Number 23 as
Suicide Blonde / Mrs. Dobkins / Young Fingerling's Mother
2006
The Dog Problem as
Lola
2006
The Lake House as
Mona
2006
Bug as
R.C.
2006
Return to Rajapur as
Sara Reardon
2004
The Merchant of Venice as
Portia
2004
13 Going on 30 as
Wendy
2004
50 First Dates as
Linda
2003
Splitsville (TV Movie)
2003
Down with Love as
Beatnik Girl
2002
One for the Money (TV Movie) as
Stephanie Plum
2002
Haunted (TV Series) as
Assistant D.A. Jessica Manning / Jessica Taylor
- Nexus (2002) - Assistant D.A. Jessica Manning
- Three Hour Tour (2002) - Assistant D.A. Jessica Manning
- Nocturne (2002) - Assistant D.A. Jessica Manning
- Blind Witness (2002) - Assistant D.A. Jessica Manning
- Seeking Asylum (2002) - Assistant D.A. Jessica Manning
- Last Call (2002) - Assistant D.A. Jessica Manning
- Fidelity (2002) - Assistant D.A. Jessica Manning
- Pilot (2002) - Jessica Taylor
2002
Push, Nevada (TV Series) as
BRB's Wife
- The Amount (2002) - BRB's Wife
2002
Never Get Outta the Boat as
Stacy
2002
Stage on Screen: The Women (TV Movie) as
Miriam Aarons
2001
Earth Angels (TV Movie) as
Catarin
2001
The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
- Who Is Breckenridge Long? (2001)
1999
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) as
Virginia Hayes
- Wanderlust (1999) - Virginia Hayes
Self
2022
Sci-Fi Talk (Podcast Series) as
Self
- Lynn Collins (2022) - Self
- Walking Dead Season 11 Part 2 (2022) - Self
2022
Show Me More (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Inside The Walking Dead Season 11: Part 2 (2022) - Self
2021
Talking Dead (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- No Other Way (2022) - Self - Guest
- Rendition (2021) - Self - Guest
- Find Me (2021) - Self - Guest
2022
Dead Talk Live (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Lynn Collins is our Special Guest (2022) - Self - Guest
2012
360 Degrees of 'John Carter' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2009
The Bonnie Hunt Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 6 May 2009 (2009) - Self - Guest
2009
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 4 May 2009 (2009) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 29 April 2009 (2009) - Self - Guest
2007
The Making of 'the Number 23' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2005
'Merchant of Venice': Shakespeare Through the Lens (Video documentary short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2022
The Walking Dead (TV Series) as
Leah
- Lockdown (2022) - Leah (uncredited)
2012
Made in Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #7.20 (2012) - Self
2012
The Big Picture (TV Series) as
Self
- John Carter (2012) - Self

References

Lynn Collins Wikipedia


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